Lagos Police Boss Appears On  Rally Venue, Says Time’s Not Right For Protest

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu on Saturday appeared at Ojota which was supposed to be the venue of the Yoruba Nation Rally.

Odumosu was dressed in police camouflage, a vest and helmet. He was also holding a gun.

Addressing journalists at the place, Odumosu said:  “We are just being security conscious and proactive. You could recollect that on Thursday I had a press conference wherein I listed the security reasons why the rally must no hold. We’ve come to realize that some miscreants have perfected plans to seize this opportunity to create mayhem in the society.

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“Though the organisers of the rally said it would go peacefully, you and I know what happened during the #EndSARS protests. EndSArs started peacefully but miscreants hijacked it. Up till now the Command has not recovered from the destruction that happened. Many people whose lives are lost, many police officers lost their lives, personal properties of police officers were burnt down.. We’ve not gotten out of that. And we don’t want to allow that.

“We all know what Lagos is. This is the economic hub of Nigeria. This is the economic hub of West Africa. Anything that happens here will affect the whole country and West Africa.  That’s why we don’t want anyone to create any security breach for Lagos.  And that’s why we advised them not to hold the rally now. They have the right to protest, they have the right to complain but the time is not right.”


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